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Mon 25 May 2020

New top cop wants to make a big impact

premium_icon New top cop wants to make a big impact

Baralaba’s new officer in charge lays out his future goals for both the community and himself

No new cases as all children return to school

No new cases as all children return to school

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed no new cases in the state in the past 24 hours, on the day all Queensland school children return to the classroom for the...

Schools scramble for plans as students return

premium_icon Schools scramble for plans as students return

As Queensland’s more than 800,000 students return to the classroom today, schools are calling for clarity on how to deal with COVID-19.

Residents developing ‘square eyes’ during lockdown

premium_icon Residents developing ‘square eyes’ during lockdown

Health professional urges public to spend less time on the screens as more clients present themselves with digital eye strain

Sat 23 May 2020

Premier ‘likely’ to look at possibly easing travel restrictions

premium_icon Premier ‘likely’ to look at possibly easing travel...

One of the Banana Shire’s accommodation hotspots to reopen within days as tourism operators are decimated by travel restrictions

Binge your TV faves as $10 streaming service kicks off

Binge your TV faves as $10 streaming service kicks off

Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Chernobyl - The world’s most binge-worthy shows are now available on a brand new super cheap streaming platform in Australia.

Fri 22 May 2020

Dutton slams Premier’s ‘lack of logic’, backs Hanson

premium_icon Dutton slams Premier’s ‘lack of logic’, backs Hanson

Peter Dutton has again taken aim at Annastacia Palaszczuk over Queensland’s border closures, saying the lack of logic was killing the economy.

Vital assistance for recovering farmers

premium_icon Vital assistance for recovering farmers

Webinar series to help producers return to a positive cashflow after drought

‘We need to get this country moving and making money again’

premium_icon ‘We need to get this country moving and making money again’

With his hotel at just 18 per cent occupancy, a Banana Shire hotel owner wants intrastate travel opened up in Queensland to survive

ScoMo’s secret plan to save country

ScoMo’s secret plan to save country

A leaked report has revealed the key industries Scott Morrison has been advised to target “immediately” to unlock billions of dollars.

Banana Shire a chance to share in $100 million

premium_icon Banana Shire a chance to share in $100 million

Council to submit a list of projects for possible construction under funding from the resources sector and State Government.

$1.8b boost as Qld eyes $80bn in projects

premium_icon $1.8b boost as Qld eyes $80bn in projects

Major road and rail projects are essential to turbocharge the Queensland economy and drag it out of its COVID-19 slump. SEE WHAT NEEDS TO BE FAST-TRACKED

Premier between rock and hard place on border closure

premium_icon Premier between rock and hard place on border closure

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has backed herself against a wall in her border stoush with NSW. One wrong move could spell doom for the Queensland economy.

Thu 21 May 2020

$2 million towards building industrial estate

premium_icon $2 million towards building industrial estate

Stage three of the industrial estate to be completed before construction begins on Australia’s first rubber recycling plant

REVEALED: When will your gym be open?

premium_icon REVEALED: When will your gym be open?

Gym owners across the shire give reopening dates and how your workouts will be effected

Schools and clubs cashing in with grants

premium_icon Schools and clubs cashing in with grants

Energy company provide more than $36,000 to Banana Shire community groups

Heavens set to burst across the country for farmers

premium_icon Heavens set to burst across the country for farmers

Above-average winter rainfall not ideal for drought-affected graziers who bank on summer rains

‘We won’t be lectured by you’: Premier fires back

premium_icon ‘We won’t be lectured by you’: Premier fires back

The border wars have escalated, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk saying she will ‘not be lectured’ by a state with the highest number of active cases in Australia.

Premier whacks NSW as QLD records zero new cases

Premier whacks NSW as QLD records zero new cases

Annastacia Palaszczuk has taken aim at the NSW Government for their poor record handling the COVID-19 crisis, as Queensland again recorded zero new cases overnight.

Push for Sunday trading and midnight shopping to save retail

premium_icon Push for Sunday trading and midnight shopping to save retail

Queenslanders would be able to shop until midnight and Sunday trading would be extended across the state under an ambitious plan for retail to recover.

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